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>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> wicked knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by scaffolding and suffering a seizure on the set of her show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> it's a shark! >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> that is so great. everyone here today. i'm sorry, i didn't get the wardrobe memo. you're all bright. and gr
custody of a monkey. this is for real. in bianna golodryga's home state of texas. the primate in question made a court appearance. john muller is on the case. >> reporter: strange noises and an air on monkey business fill a texas courtroom. a custody battle with a texas-sized twist. the kind of courtroom surprise reserved for a hollywood farce. the battle for custody is over a monkey. a 6-year-old monkey named kiko. donning a polka dot dress, the monkey in the middle of a custody battle between debbie burg and a mississippi woman who didn't appear in court but claims the funky monkey was originally hers before she was repossessed. with a monkey on her back, debbie can't imagine losing kiko. >> devastating. it would be hard on kiko, too. imagine taking a 6-year-old child and putting it into a home it doesn't know. >> reporter: berg said she bought kiko as a companion for her other monkey, daisy, a year before the mississippi woman's monkey was even born. with both in court, it was a cage full of monkeys. the texas judge and lawyer taking the monkeying around in stride. >> i wouldn't want t
custody of a monkey. in texas. the primate in question made a court appearance. john muller is on the case. >> reporter: strange noises and an air on monkey business fill a courtroom. a custody battle with a texas-sized twist. the kind of courtroom surprise reserved for a hollywood farce. it's over kiko. donning a polka dot dress, the monkey in the middle of a custody battle between debbie burg and a mississippi woman who wasn't in court who claims the monkey was hers before it was repossessed. zw devastating. it would be hard on kiko, too. imagine taking a 6-year-old child and putting it into a home it doesn't know. >> reporter: burg said she bought kiko as a kon companion for her other monkey. with both in court, it was a cage full of monkeys. the texas judge and lawyer taking the monkeying around in stride. >> i wouldn't want to turn them loose this the courtroom. but it was kind of a delight to have them here. >> it's a good break from the normal lawsuits. >> reporter: as she strolled out of court, kiko seems pleased with the justice. the judge dwranted a stay so that the amongky can s
back into the east right now. i'm also tracking rain across texas. i'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. >> i noticed it was 93 in orlando today. >> yes. >> you'll be happy to be in new york. >> a little cooler here. >> thanks, brian. appreciate it. >>> at a time when so many people are looking for work, we've found an employer so desperate to fill jobs, he's offering an amazing perk. >> this is such an incredible story. it's not just a paid vacation. the company gives you cash money you can use to go anywhere you want. but as clayton sandell explains, there is a catch. >> reporter: at a time when more companies seem to be dumping workers, bart can't find enough. >> we're a competitor for the top talent. >> reporter: to recruit and keep happy programmers turning out lines of code. the flip-flop-wearing founder and ceo of this denver internet start-up is now offering what he calls paid paid vacation. >> $7,500, before taxes. >> reporter: you heard right. every employee gets 7,500 bucks every year for a dream vacation to anywhere. but the guy who may be the best boss
. there's some severe weather chances here from louisiana to texas and arkansas and mississippi. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> and with that severe weather threat will be some intense rains. we'll talk about that coming up and show you pictures there new orleans. they had record flooding yesterday. >> all right, ginger. thank you. >>> we want to go back to david muir in colorado with an amazing survival story. >> reporter: good morning, i'm here with eric hunter. he has an incredible story. you were in the adjacent theater watching "batman" as well. when the gunfire broke out, it came through the walls. >> the first three shots. then another eight or nine. by that time, i'm walking down the stairs, i see blood on the stairs. i turn to the crowd and tell them there's something wrong, we need to get out of here. we need to call the cops. >> reporter: you told me there was gun fire in the movie. you couldn't tell the difference between the movie and the real thing. >> right. the first three shots, we couldn't tell. >> reporter: you opened a door to the theaters. you noticed
. appreciate it. >>> all right, now to that texas folk hero or a villain, the woman who was arrested for warning drivers about a speed trap ahead. >> reporter: good morning, police put natalie plummer behind bars because they say that she was a danger to drivers. she wasn't behind the wheel. she was riding her bike. natalie plummer is either a motorist's best friend or a menace to society. she was riding her bike along this road, and noticed that police were pulling over drivers in a e speed trap >> i was completely abiding by the law. i was warning other citizens of a situation ahead. >> reporter: police didn't agree and hauled her off to jail. she was charged with standing in the street obstructing traffic, a misdemeanor and spent 12 hours behind bars. if there's a video of me jumping in the road i would be more than happy to see that. >> reporter: she said that according to texas law the sign is legal. in fact, some states allowed drivers to flash their high beams to warn drivers that police are ahead. plummer's story has gone viral with thousands of americans showing her spot. >>
you, amy. >>> now, to texas, where a middle school principal is accused of using her daughter to plant a camera inside a girl's locker room. you're not going to believe the motive behind the alleged crime. abc's ryan owens has that story for us. >> reporter: a hidden camera planted in the girls' locker room at this texas high school. and set to record during halftime at a basketball game. prosecutors allege, wendy long, a mom, principal and former school board member, did it not to see anyone changing. but to capture how her daughter's new coach talked to the team because her girls campaigned he yelled too much. >> the intent was to invade the other person's privacy. >> reporter: what's more, prosecutors claim she had her 17-year-old daughter sneak the camera into the locker room and hide it. the grand jury did not indict her daughter. and authorities say the camera didn't record anything inappropriate. still, long was arrested and if convicted could face a $25,000 fine or even 20 years in prison. her attorney tells abc news, she is surprised and disappointed by the charges. and mainta
was not a factor in this crash. guys? >> thanks, john. appreciate it. >>> all right, now to that texas folk hero or is she a villain? we're talking about the woman who was arrested for warning drivers about a speed trap ahead. people are rallying to her side. this is from my hometown of houston, john. >> reporter: good morning, police put natalie plummer behind bars because they say that she was a danger to drivers. but get this, she wasn't behind the wheel. she was riding her bike. she stopped to give drivers a chance to beat a ticket. natalie plummer is either a motorist's best friend or a menace to society. just depends who you ask. just two weeks ago, she was riding her bike along this road, and noticed that houston police were pulling cars over in a speed trap. so she made a sign alerting her fellow texans to avoid getting a ticket. >> i was completely abiding by the law. i was warning other citizens of a situation ahead. >> reporter: but the officer in charge didn't agree and hauled her off to jail. >> he specifically stated multiple times that he was taking me to jail because of that sign
. the obstacles she overcame. >> reporter: the 25-year-old aspiring sports caster from san antonio, texas, was at a toronto mall earlier this year when a gunman went on a rampage. her mother talked to diane sawyer. >> she wrote afterwards, a final post on her personal blog, i can't get this odd feeling out of my chest. this empty, almost sickening feeling won't go away. >> yes, and she was -- very affected by watching the victims being brought out of that shooting. and realizing that several of them were very close to her own age and realized that life is very fragile. and she had a -- an epiphany at that moment that it could happen to any of us at any time. instead of being afraid of that, she embraced life even more fully. from that time on. and -- i'm sorry. >> there is no need to be sorry. i know that she read, i was shown how fragile life is. we don't know when our time on earth will end, when or where we'll breathe our last breath. >> beautifully written. and -- we really thought we had literally dodged a bullet that day. and i was so grateful that she was all right. and that -- the
transmission lines dropped, too. and the crews are stretched thin. linemen are driving from texas to virginia this morning. all of those virginia power outages shut down the data centers for some popular websites. some 911 call centers weren't working either. [ sirens ] >> the last 24 hours have been incredibly busy for us. >> reporter: while those without power tried to stay cool, one of the fire chiefs in maryland was trying to keep his crews rolling. they, too, lost power. >> some of our fire stations right now, actually several of them, are on generator power because of the massive power outages that we've had in the area. >> reporter: here in the d.c. area, this morning, still nearly a million people without electricity. that's an improvement, believe it or not, and, paula, i got to tell you, i was one of them without electricity. it came back on last night. 20 hours without power. i never liked electricity as much as i did last night. hearing the air conditioner kick back on. >> we are spoiled, aren't we, david? >> it's amazing. >> thanks for your reporting this morning. >>> also a quic
's second visit to chimp eden. he's a graduate student from the university of texas san antonio. his work here was for his masters in paleontology. >> this is the type of thing that puts everything else in perspective. >> reporter: back in the u.s. this morning, his friends are collecting donations online, to help cover oberle's climbing medical costs. so far, they've raised more than $14,000. >> we need to get as much as we can to help him and to help his family. the hospital has asked for privacy for the family. they haven't detailed the full extent of his injuries or say whether he'll need reconstructive surgery. the most important thing right now is that he stay comfortable. josh? >> alex marquardt in south africa, thank you for that. >>> now, to the grandmother on trial right now for murder. the chilling moments she shot her own grandson, all captured on a harrowing 911 call made by the teenager. she says she was afraid for her life. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: on this frantic 911 call, you can hear the gunfire. that would end up killing 17-year-old jonathan hoffma
't keep up with the heavy rain. we'll do this again today. and it goes all the way into central texas, where ten inches of rain reported yesterday. we're looking anywhere from austin, gets more, greenville, atlanta, charlotte. all picking up. we could be four inches of rain. and to the west, big temperatures. records in vegas. you're a little under that record mark today at 111. >> rainiest cities, brought to you by b.p. america. robin and george, more weather in the next half hour. >>> coming up, defying death. a teenager's split-second escape from a massive alligator. he lost his arm. but he broke free to save his life. and he is speaking out. >>> dom cruise back to work. hugs on the set. what's up for tom and katie? >>> and what's inside your big mac? mcdonald's top chef spilling the beans. revealing what's in the special sauce. [ male announcer ] pizza hut believes you deserve better than a boring sub. say hello to the p'zolo, in meat trio, italian steak or buffalo chicken. get one for three bucks or two for five. pizza hut. make it great. have multiple ways to help you save. they
's get to that murder case out of texas. the kind of plot that you would expect from a soap opera. dan and nancy grace are ready to weigh in. >>> the story is full of bizarre twists and turns. two prominent doctors. a mystery woman and a hitman. in the end, one doctor is dead and two people are under arrest. police said thomas michael dixon was so hung up on his ex-girlfriend he contacted her constantly, even after she began dating another man. >> someone has broken a window in the break and the doctor did not show up for work today. >> on july 11th, his landscaper called police from outside his home. >> i need somebody to hurry! >> reporter: no one had heard from the respected chief pathologist. >> one of his co-workers into the house and said it wasn't good. >> reporter: he was found stabbed to death in his living room. >> nothing involved. but fda. >> reporter: dr. dixon a plastic surgeon is probably best known for his on-camera appearances. dr. dixon was arrested. police also arrested 51-year-old david shepherd. shepherd's roommate told police that it was an alleged murder for hire
texas to the northeast. a bolt making a direct strike on a family in their rv in new york. >>> two killed at a soccer game in houston. now another sizzling streak of heat set to crash. >>> serious crash. what really happened to carrie kennedy found slumped at the wheel on an interstate. was it the sleeping pill ambien or medical emergency. >>> two girls disappeared on a bike ride. hundreds searching for these two cousins. >>> and jennifer lopez. the superstar speaks out about her stunning decision to leave "american idol" in a massive shakeup. but is it really a done deal? >> i don't know. i don't know that it's even done yet. i don't know. >> that exclusive interview only on "gma." >>> right on us this morning. she doesn't know yet. >> i didn't know that. >> i thought it was pretty much a done deal but we'll find out from j. lo herself. >> everyone is back here. boy, i had a lot of material yesterday. on "this week." what a wild week in the presidential race. mitt romney demanding an apology from president obama. president obama laughed that off. we'll hear from both sides today.
study has found that 1 in 20 melanomas are the result of using tanning beds. it's not stopping one texas family for, let's say, whom tanning is a family affair. is that fair? >> yes. that is extremely fair. this family that believes there is no such thing as too tan. and despite health warnings, even a cancer scare, they say their desire for darker skin outweighs all of the health risks. ♪ erin and her daughters, jamie and rachel, all love spending time together. and they share a special bond. especially when it comes to, um, baking. whoever's got the better tan has one up on the other. >> oh, yeah. they'll walk over and say -- >> oh, no. >> reporter: all thee say they try to tan every day, sometimes even twice a day. either indoors or out. >> we're out there daily for hours. i like to go in the heat of the day. you get the best brown. >> reporter: could you ever get too dark? >> no. >> most of the times, we look in the mirror, we're not dark enough. >> reporter: for these ladies, tanning is as normal as a texas heat wave. you could even call it family tradition. you come from a long l
in texas. it was registered to laverne. a week after shunick disappeared, her bike was found underneath this bridge. they have evidence that laverne was in this area, too. the damage to the back tire was consistent with the bike being hit by a vehicle. they do not believe it was an accident. >> we will not rest until we can fully know what happened to her. >> reporter: police say laverne refuses to talk about what happened. they accuse him of killing shunick, though they don't know where her body might be. >> the police have obviously other evidence that would link him to this murder. >> reporter: for nearly go months, shunick's family and friends have been sejing for her. her family is not ready to give up yet. her family released statement saying they remain hopeful she'll be found alive. they say all they want is to get their girl back and say that remains their sole focus at this time. not the development they were hoping for. >> not at all. >>> time to check on the weather. we go to ginger zee. is it fair to say it's hot out there? >> it is hot. yes, we touched on that at the top o
at lakeland air force base in texas are being investigated. for sexual assault against female trainees. lakeland is one of the nation's busiest military training centers. >>> and the statue of former penn state coach, football coach joe paterno is being taken down from outside of the football stadium this morning, a fence was built around the statue and a forklift was brought in. the statue became controversial after a report found that pa terng know concealed child sex abuse charges against his former assistant coach jerry sandusky. >>> a couple of armed robbers from massachusetts were no match for some fruit. take a look at this surveillance video. an 80-year-old woman, 80 years old started throwing mangoes at the gunman, forcing the men to flee from her family store. how about that, pretty good. she was hit over the head with the gun, but she refused to go to the hospital. tough old lady there. both men were caught and charged by the police. fighting them off with mangoes. good idea, i guess. >>> and finally, it was a different kind of unwelcome guest at a mall in pennsylvania. a 12
these images to the public, someone called in a tip about the truck that was found burned in texas. it was registered to laverne. who was arrested on thursday. a week after shunick disappeared on may 19th, her bike was found underneath this bridge. investigators say they have evidence that laverne was in this area, too. and police now confirm that the damage to the back tire was consistent with the bike being hit by a vehicle. they do not believe it was an accident. >> we will not rest until we can fully know what happened to her. >> reporter: police say laverne refuses to talk about what happened. they accuse him of killing shunick, though they don't know where her body might be. >> obviously, the police have other evidence that would link him to this murder. >> reporter: for nearly two months, shunick's family and friends have been searching for her. despite the evidence that the detectives have gathered and the arrest of an alleged murderer, her family is not ready to give up. her family released statement saying they remain hopeful she'll be found alive. they say all they want
that rain that would be coming in houston. 14 to 18 inches of rain in just 4 days in eastern texas. we'll show you pictures of more flooding and water rescues. this comes out of the northern harris county area in the greater houston area. this has been a problem. and going to extremes. this is a headline today. 26 states from the usda declared natural disaster areas. the drought in this country is now the largest natural disaster in american history. here's a quick look at the big board to show you there is rain coming in the deep south today, making its way towards kentucky and western tennessee. denver comes in at 93. the heat is there. we'll show you how it moves back into the bulk of the country for the weekend. right now, that's a quick look at your weather around the nation. >>> and still to come, tom cruise's lawyers blasting back on reports that he settled to keep katie quiet. >>> and athletes spilling the secrets of what goets on as mroing village. what makes me feel truly decadent? [announcer:] new revlon colorstay whipped crème makeup. its unique formula flexes with skin fo
a virginia dance studio that was filled with cheerleaders. only two parents hurt. texas, thunder chasing the rangers and twins off the field and into the dugout mid-game. the death toll has now topped 45. zpmgt and day on the lake beating that heat turned to tragedy for the acceptson of pop st star usher. 11-year-old kyle gibson is reportedly brain dead. a jet ski ran into the inner tube that he was riding in. it appears that alcohol was not a factor in the crash. zplncht check out a runaway tractor trailer. barreling right through the pumps. eyewitnesses racing to the rescue, despite fears that everything might blow. the driver says his brakes just went out. everybody here, by the way, was okay. >>> and if your kids are hounding you for a pet, there's a new reason to say yes. children who grow up around dogs and cats are healthier. a study out this morning finds that babies exposed to animals have fewer colds and ear infections. scientists think the pets help strengthen the youngsters' immune systems. >>> and finally, a change at the top for power house abc station in chicago. the old a
in to next week with temperatures in to the 90s. >> take it easy in the oppressive humidity from texas to the gulf. >>> coming up on "gma," tom cruise and katie holmes call a truce. new details on their speedy settlement over suri and the role religion played in it all. >>> plus, the aspiring pop star at the center of a dramatic hit-and-run case. why she pushed her own stepmother to turn herself in. >>> and are these little girls being pushed too hard to cheer by their moms? >>> and the kids don't want to miss this. get ready for the wiggles. have breakfast with milk and set the stage for a great day. i just wish it wouldn't fade away so fast. [ male announcer ] when you leave the dental office... plaque quickly starts to grow back. but now there's a way to keep the clean longer. introducing new crest pro-health clinical rinse. it's a clinical breakthrough that actually keeps your teeth 91% clean of plaque at 2 months after a dental visit. plus, it gives you these key benefits. new crest pro-health clinical rinse. crest. life opens up when you do. also try new crest pro-health clinical
reaction crash in midland, texas. involving 17 cars and trucks. two men were, in fact, killed when their car was crushed between two tractor trailers. also drivers in arizona were forced to pull off the road when another dust storm engulfed downtown phoenix just before the commute. a similar storm friday caused widespread power outages. sam's going to have more on that. >>> and pioneering astronaut sally ride has died of pancreatic cancer after a 17-month battle. in 1983, ride became the first woman in space. later on, ride started her own company which motivates young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. sally ride was just 61 years old. >>> and finally, talk about an adrenaline rush. take a look. would you even consider doing this? my answer, no. throwing yourself off a cliff in iceland, relying on a parachute to break your fall. b.a.s.e. jump here. the latest extreme sportsman showing off his skills. jumping from two waterfalls and a helicopter. >> it's a great anklgle, though. >> beautiful. >> if this is your cup of tea, then drink up. i can't
game in texas. >> i heard what sounded like a bomb go off. it hit the top of the tree and it was just like sparks and fire going all the way down the tree. >> reporter: two men watching the match beneath this tree were killed. >> all of them had burns to their body indicating they were struck. >> reporter: in new york a family camping trip cut short when lightning punched through the roof of jennifer and matthew moritz's rv. their four children rescued just in time. >> the whole ceiling was on fire. the three kids that were old enough to understand were very, very upset. >> reporter: another lightning strike in washington state, left this home smoldering. >> the home owner was sitting in the living room and was blown across the living room. >> the heat continues across the country. in the west, more than 120 fires burning right now. 33 of them are large and uncontained. the newest fires have kicked off in california. cecilia vega is there, this continues to be a problem and isn't going away. good morning. >> reporter: 2,000 firefighters have been working around the clock out here and
a whole lot of tryin' ♪ >> celebrating this morning, sherman hemsley. died yesterday in texas. and we are celebrating him this morning. >> i have to say they are doing a much better job than we did at the beginning of the program. but it's wonderful to have them here with us. the harlem gospel choir. and we just spoke again with randy jackson and we'll be bringing that to you in a few moments. big headline he told us katherine jackson is safe and indeed headed back home to los angeles. >> we have a lot of questions for him. also we have the divorce hotel. check in, you're married, check out, you're not. all it requires is an overnight stay and i guess a check. we'll get to that ahead. >> you're still not going to weigh in, are you, lara? >> i'm fascinated by the whole -- it reminds me of the commercial, roach motel, you check in -- >> you don't check out. >> -- you don't check out. yes. i'm looking forward to that story, actually. coming up. jennifer lopez and enrique iglesias. our exclusive interview with j. lo and casper. revealing what they say to each other right before they go on
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